April 19. A day that lives in both renown and infamy.
Of course, first and foremost, it is the anniversary of Lexington-Concord. Nothing can take away the glory of that memory. Our enemies try though.
Time for action and true glory. Time to fight and some die and fear trys to grip the intrepid band. It fails and they rally, picking off the enemy. Nothing changes.
"What a glorious morning this is!" --Samuel Adams, to John Hancock at the Battle of Lexington, Massachusetts, 1775
"Don't fire unless fired upon. But if they want a war let it begin here." --Captain John Parker, commander of the militiamen at Lexington, Massachusetts, on sighting British Troops (No Fort Sumters. if they attack, we defend ourselves. Nothing changes)
Who could say it better?
In the present, April 19 has been sullied in that vain attempt to supplant the victory for Freedom.
First, the government sent agents to murder the Branch Davidians at Waco. Cowardly bullies with guns set out to make an example to scare any who might decide to go their own way.
Did the Davidians have nonmainstream beliefs? Yes and no depending on one's study of theology. I'll save that deliniation for another time.
I believe the charges against them and Koresh were trumped up in typical gov style. Believe what you want.
Two years later, gov stooge McVeigh bombed the Murrah Building in Oklahoma City. No way that truck bomb did the damage done. Too many things don't add up. I should do a piece on details, but that sums up what I believe. As I always say, look at the results.
One of the things this did was obfuscate, for some, the real reason to remember April 19. Typical collectivist tactic to supplant and rewirte history.
There was an attempt to call 911 Patriot's Day to confuse with Lexington-Concord.
I just call it 911.
No need to repeat what I think of that one. Horrendous whatever the cause, look at the result.
The collectivists have failed to effectively erase our original fight for Freedom. They never will, as long as we are steadfast and teach the children well.
And now, we have another reason to celebrate April 19.
The Second Amendment March, aka Million Gun March etc and the Restore the Constitution Rally have breathed new life into the push to reclaim what the Founders started.
We owe many thanks to Larry Pratt, David Codrea, Mike Vanderboegh, Suzanna Hupp and Bob Wright among so many others for standing against a storm of opposition and proudly speaking out in public for Freedom.
And I know that those events were just tips of the iceberg, that so many more are ready to back them up to the last measure if needs be.
So, be glad but don't forget botht he good and bad.
After all, studying the enemy is paramount to victory.